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Kicker - Casting the wrong vote

WORLD Radio - Kicker - Casting the wrong vote

NICK EICHER, HOST: Last year, Senate Democrats blocked a police reform bill authored by the GOP. And earlier this month Republicans uniformly opposed a Democrat-sponsored police reform bill in the House.

Well, almost uniformly. One Republican crossed party lines, voting with Democrats: Congressman Lance Gooden of Texas. 

Many of his GOP colleagues were quite surprised, but no one was more surprised than Congressman Gooden himself. 

In a Tweet, he explained that he accidentally pressed the wrong button during the congressional vote. Gooden then submitted a handwritten request to change his vote.

Hmm. Wonder how much care he’ll take if the House ever votes on—I dunno—vote fraud?! Too soon?

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(House Television via AP) Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. 

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